English Idiom - The Ball is in Your Court

Today's Ginseng English idiom is the ball is in your court. This is a simple one. It actually comes from tennis, though it could apply to several different sports. We say the ball is in your court to tell someone that it is their turn to take action, that it is their responsibility to take the next step.


I sent them an two emails last week, so now the ball's in their court.

Well, I apologized and she said nothing, so now the ball is in her court.

They made me a job offer. I'm still thinking about it. I guess the ball is in my court to make a counter-offer.

English Idiom - Ball in Your Court

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